The host stays outside and you are left to fend for yourself once you cross the threshold. You are greeted by the screams and cries of the alleged victims. It seems the father was an equal opportunity murderer and killed men, women and adolescents. As you continue through the dark and narrow hallways, random mutilated victims will accost you and might even touch you. One guest found himself dragging a young girl who was latched on to his ankle as she screamed his name.
While Mayhem Mansion isn’t the most technologically advanced haunt in the area, it’s sure to please the traditionalist. On Saturdays a Pumpkin Patch, complete with a hay-bale spider, is open for the younger ones. (Reviewed by Janet Mitchell)
THE WAIT: Line last around 20 minutes. Once inside the tour takes 15-20 minutes.
DETAILS: Open 7 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday through Oct. 31. A Saturday afternoon “lights-on” matinee is available. 13966 Decoursey Pike, Morningview, www.themayhemmansion.com
THE DAMAGE: $12 at the door; discounts available for groups of eight or more. Admission to the Pumpkin Patch is $3.
CITYBEAT RATING: R
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